Archive - Jul 2012 - News Article
Catawba Valley Community College earned an A+ on its annual report card from the N.C. Community College System.
In less than a year, almost 34 miles of Catawba County roads will be resurfaced.
A Catawba County native and World War II pilot, who came home to become chief pilot and a top executive with North Carolina’s Piedmont Airlines, is going to be honored on his home turf.
County investigators are piecing together the events surrounding a Saturday shooting which left one man dead after gunshots were exchanged between family members at close proximity.
For the first time in 35 years, Newton-Conover City Schools students will fill a brand new school when classes start next week.
And for the second time in the school system's history it is opening a new middle school.
The Whisnants and The Mylon Hayes Family will perform at the annual Soldiers Reunion Gospel Music Night on the square in downtown Newton.
Headlining the popular singing event will be The Whisnants, a Morganton-based southern gospel group that originated in 1970. The band has performed throughout the United States and Canada.
Unemployment climbed in Catawba County and the Hickory Metro during June — and well before news that Gildan Activewear confirmed plans to eliminate 86 jobs from Newton at the end of September.
When it comes to prosecuting cases of driving while intoxicated, Catawba County's district attorney's office has produced an 86.5 percent conviction rate during the past two years in the county.
For the whole three-county district, James C. Gaither Jr.'s District 25 Attorney's office has secured convictions in 88 percent of the cases it has disposed.
U.S. 70 was closed about half an hour after a two-car wreck in Conover about 1 p.m.
District 25 Attorney James C. Gaither Jr. said his office is "highly efficient" when it comes to prosecuting intoxicated drivers.
"The prosecution of drunk drivers remains a top priority for the district attorney's office.